Mikel Arteta says he would like to work the Arsene Wenger way if he gets the opportunity to coach a Football club ever in the future.
As 2015-16 Season finishes, Arteta’s contract at the Emirates Stadium will expire and there are no hints that he is going to be offered a new one. So, his playing future is pretty much up in the air at the moment.
However, coaching is something that Arteta has seemed to be quite interested in recently and it’s believed he might be willing to build a career as a full time coach when his playing days are over.
According to the Spaniard though, he has not started planning ahead and is just concentrating on doing well for Arsenal at this point in time.
Speaking to a website, Arteta said, “I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to work alongside a few legendary coaches over my career. I have gained a lot of knowledge from them which I hope I would be able to use to good effects if I am in that position in the coming years.”
When asked whether there are any plans in his minds to become a professional coach in future, Arteta said, “Nobody knows what future has in store. Anything can happen. But, as far as I am concerned, there is no planning ahead.”
“The priority at the current moment is to try and do well as a player. I want to be in top form as long as I am playing.”
Arteta is not a regular in the Gunners’ line up anymore. The previous season, he had just played 7 games in the Premier League and this season too, he has not had much playing time so far.
Arteta, in total, has featured for Arsenal in 144 games.